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Room (★★★★ Empire DVD Review)

Brie Larson won the Oscar, and deservedly so, for her heart-rending performance in Lenny Abrahamson’s adaptation of Irish playwright Emma Donaghue’s bestselling, Booker-shortlisted novel … but it could just as easily have been Jacob Tremblay (eight when he shot the

Room (★★★★ Empire DVD Review)

Brie Larson won the Oscar, and deservedly so, for her heart-rending performance in Lenny Abrahamson’s adaptation of Irish playwright Emma Donaghue’s bestselling, Booker-shortlisted novel … but it could just as easily have been Jacob Tremblay (eight when he shot the

Steve Jobs (★★★★★ Empire DVD Review)

David Fincher jumped ship, and screenwriter Aaron Sorkin’s 200-page screenplay took the form of a bizarre triptych, ending before the game-changing iPod, and Michael Fassbender looked nothing like its subject… yet audiences who overlooked Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs – it

Steve Jobs (★★★★★ Empire DVD Review)

David Fincher jumped ship, and screenwriter Aaron Sorkin’s 200-page screenplay took the form of a bizarre triptych, ending before the game-changing iPod, and Michael Fassbender looked nothing like its subject… yet audiences who overlooked Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs – it

Camp X-Ray (★★ Empire DVD Review)

From vamps to camps: Kristen Stewart channels Clarice Starling as the army private assigned to Guantanamo Bay in 2009, where she strikes up a fractious friendship with an Arab detainee (A Separation’s Peyman Moaadi). Perhaps director Peter Satter’s intention was

Camp X-Ray (★★ Empire DVD Review)

From vamps to camps: Kristen Stewart channels Clarice Starling as the army private assigned to Guantanamo Bay in 2009, where she strikes up a fractious friendship with an Arab detainee (A Separation’s Peyman Moaadi). Perhaps director Peter Satter’s intention was

Scream: The TV Series (Review)

Scream (and Scream again) Five rules for making a Scream TV series: Make sure Scream creator/screenwriter Kevin Williamson on board. And, while you’re at it, get original Scream director Wes Craven. Update the ‘ghostface’ mask. It’s beyond parody now. Stay away

Scream: The TV Series (Review)

Scream (and Scream again) Five rules for making a Scream TV series: Make sure Scream creator/screenwriter Kevin Williamson on board. And, while you’re at it, get original Scream director Wes Craven. Update the ‘ghostface’ mask. It’s beyond parody now. Stay away

Leviathan: The Story of Hellraiser and Hellbound: Hellraiser II (Review)

They have such sights to show you…   What’s your upper tolerance for documentary duration? Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy came in at four hours. Crystal Lake Memories, the Friday the 13th documentary was nearly seven. Now there’s

Leviathan: The Story of Hellraiser and Hellbound: Hellraiser II (Review)

They have such sights to show you…   What’s your upper tolerance for documentary duration? Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy came in at four hours. Crystal Lake Memories, the Friday the 13th documentary was nearly seven. Now there’s

Can’t Come Out to Play (Review)

John McNaughton comes back out to play It’s been nearly 30 years since director John McNaughton announced himself to the world with Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, which gifted us Michael Rooker, and far too long since he returned

Can’t Come Out to Play (Review)

John McNaughton comes back out to play It’s been nearly 30 years since director John McNaughton announced himself to the world with Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, which gifted us Michael Rooker, and far too long since he returned

The Imitation Game (★★★★ Empire DVD/Blu Review)

The cracking of the Enigma machine – which, thanks to the diabolical construction of the Nazis’ infernal machine, generated codes with 159,000,000,000,000,000,000 possible combinations – surely ranks as one of the greatest intellectual feats of the 20th century, arguably an

The Imitation Game (★★★★ Empire DVD/Blu Review)

The cracking of the Enigma machine – which, thanks to the diabolical construction of the Nazis’ infernal machine, generated codes with 159,000,000,000,000,000,000 possible combinations – surely ranks as one of the greatest intellectual feats of the 20th century, arguably an